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It’s World Cup time!

For Jewish soccer fans, it may appear that there’s not too much to be thrilled about in this year’s World Cup, which begins tomorrow with host nation Russia taking...

Lionel Messi at Melbourne Cricket Ground, 2017. (Quinn Rooney/Getty)

Why a soccer hooligan is smiling

When we heard the news about Argentina canceling its friendly in Jerusalem, we knew it was something Rocky Mountain Jew would cover. Then came along a fantastic op-ed on...

Effect and cause

Those who have followed how Israel is covered in major media won’t be surprised to hear that the normal rules of cause and effect don’t seem to apply. As in: “Iran...

Dairy on Shavuot — what’s it all about?

Although everyone agrees that the food of choice for Shavuot is cheese, there are differences of opinion as to why it is a custom. Some derive the practice directly from...

David Ben Gurion reads Israel's Declaration of Independence May 14, 1948 in Tel Aviv. (Zoltan Kluger/GPO/Getty)

70 years of Israel [VIDEO]

Next Monday, May 14 will mark 70 years (in the Gregorian calendar) since David Ben-Gurion declared Israel’s independence. It’s amazing how far that young state has...

Mahmoud Abbas speaking to the Palestinian National Council, April 30. (Flash90)

Abbas, heed the Saudi prince: ‘Shut up’

What a week for Israel. Here’s a brief rundown: On Sunday, Haaretz and Times of Israel published reports that when it comes to the Palestinians, the Saudi crown prince...

Natalie Portman (Phillip Faraone/Getty)

Does it matter what Natalie Portman thinks about Israel?

If someone is famous, does it make their opinion more important? Take the case of Natalie Portman’s recent rejection of the Genesis Prize in protest of Israeli PM Bibi...

10 ways to celebrate Israel in the Diaspora

Israel is celebrating 70 years of statehood! If you’re living in the Diaspora and are feeling left out — don’t! There are plenty of local events happening in the...

Illuminated Haggadah, Pressburg 1773.(Godong/UIG/Getty)

Favorite seder questions

Have you ever noticed that the same questions pop up every year at the seder? We got to wondering about this. Is it because there are no satisfactory answers? Is it...

Patrón goes kosher for Passover

From IJN Passover Foods; By Aly Walansky, The Nosher While we love our families, any long and drawn out holiday dinner with them often requires a lot of alcohol kept...